4 Recruiting Trends For 2017


  1. Automation

In 2017 the lengthy personal screening process will be a thing of the past. With all the new artificial technology, automation will become the new norm. Automation will eliminate the human bias of the screening process and will make hiring more cost-efficient, effective, and predictable. In 2017 we will see large enterprises start to focus more on using big data to auto-screen candidates at the start of their recruiting cycle.

  1. The Return of Conventional Benefits Packages

In the past few years we have seen a rise in flashy benefit packages that include things such as dog friendly offices or office happy hours. In 2017 we will see that job seekers and even millennials will be more interested in your typical benefits package with 401(k) plans and health coverage.

  1. Recruitment Marketing

Recruitment marketing has become increasingly important over the years, but in 2017 we will see companies start to increase their recruitment marketing budget. This means a rise in the use of recruitment tools such as job boards, staffing agencies, and additional ways to expand brand awareness.

  1. Candidate Market

In 2016 we saw unemployment at an all-time low, below 5% (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and this will continue to be a trend in 2017. What does this mean for recruiters? In a candidate’s market, job seekers often times will have multiple options, meaning recruiters will have to compete for top talent and really rely on their sales skills as well as their company’s brand awareness and marketing strategy.




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